The Color Purple (1985)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Directing:
  • Steven Spielberg

Writing:
  • Menno Meyjes
  • Alice Walker

Stars:
Release Date: 1985-12-18
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 154
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: $146,292,009
Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldbe...
Celie Harris Johnson
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fish...
Swain
Danny Glover
Danny Glover
Albert Johnson
Rae Dawn Chong
Rae Dawn Chon...
Squeak
Akosua Busia
Akosua Busia
Nettie Harris
Willard E. Pugh
Willard E. Pu...
Harpo Johnson
Adolph Caesar
Adolph Caesar
Old Mister
Margaret Avery
Margaret Aver...
Shug Avery
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Sofia Johnson
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Miss Millie
Carl Anderson
Carl Anderson
Reverend Samuel
Susan Beaubian
Susan Beaubia...
Corrine
Jeris Poindexter
Jeris Poindex...
Jook Joint Patron
Desreta Jackson
Desreta Jacks...
Young Celie Harris
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